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Scott Wiseman In Tune With Squad

16 January 2014

Preston North End January recruit Scott Wiseman says he feels part of the Club already following his initiation with the first team squad.

The new PNE No.32 has only been around the squad for a week, but has settled in to life in Lancashire quickly thanks to his new team-mates.

Speaking exclusively to PNE.Com, the right sided player said: “I have settled in brilliantly, I feel part of the team already and I have been made to feel really welcome and I am happy that I have come.

“They boys have been absolutely fantastic; they forced me to sing a song on the first night which is always a good icebreaker for me and the win on Tuesday night was fantastic, so we will carry on from there now.

“I sang ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’ which didn’t go down very well because I can’t sing! 

But I did it as part of the initiation that you have to do!”

Tuesday night’s superb win against Ipswich Town in the FA Cup was Wiseman’s first experience of Deepdale.

And he had nothing but positive things to say about the experience despite the frustration of being ineligible to feature.

He continued: Deepdale was fantastic; it is very professional and looks like a Premiership Club down to every point all around the stadium, so it was fantastic.

“Tuesday was frustrating because I couldn’t take part, but it was good for me to watch and see what the boys are all about, especially at home and seeing how they play, so it was a good experience for me and watching them just made me want to be out on that pitch even more.”

North End welcome Coventry City to Deepdale on Saturday in Sky Bet League One action in what Wiseman calls a ‘massive’ game.

And he firmly believes that despite Saturday’s disappointing result against Wolves at Molineux, the Lilywhites are still well in the automatic promotion hunt – if they take their chances when they arise.

“Saturday against Coventry is a massive game, it is a game we know we can win and that is what we intend to do,” stated the Gibraltar international. 

“It is all about staying in that chasing pack, everyone will have a blip at some point this season and it is up to us to capitalise on that.

“You can be flying high as much as you want now, but you will stutter at some point and it is how we capitalise on that when they do that.”

Wiseman made a fleeting debut for PNE as a second half substitute against Wolves and he says he is ready to go into the team if asked and is more than aware of just how difficult it will be to grab a starting jersey in the current Preston squad.

“I am ready to go into the team when asked to do so,” continued Wiseman.

“I knew I was coming here to fight for a place, I’m not coming here to jump straight into any team.

“The way they have been playing, it would be unfair on the lads to do that, so I am coming here to fight for my place, I am going to have to train hard and when I do get a chance, I am going to try my hardest to take it.”

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